The Liebster Award

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The Liebster Award


A big thank you and shout out to Lisa at Lisa’s Notebook for the nomination, she tagged me to do the Liebster Award, you can read her response here. The Liebster Award is a way to get to know and promote other bloggers in the community.

Lisa explained the rules really well so I’m going to quote what she wrote.


The rules are quite straightforward, you need to:

Thank the blogger who nominated you and link to their post,

Answer the 11 questions they asked you,

Nominate 11 other bloggers, with your own set of 11 questions,

Tag your chosen 11 bloggers, and don’t forget to tell them as well!

Lisa’s Questions For Me

When and where do you like to blog?

It’s a two-step process really. For the most part, I come up with blog ideas on the spot. I never really know when inspiration will hit me so I like to write down my ideas in a notepad. Sometimes I’ll even do a rough draft on my phone. But I like to do the final draft on my laptop because I use Grammarly to edit while I write. While I’m on my laptop I usually end up laid out on the sectional or on my bed. I like to be comfortable when I’m writing.

What is your favorite post you’ve written and why?

I don’t think I have a favorite. Each time I write, I get to do what I love. I don’t believe in doing anything if I don’t enjoy it or feel that it’s my 100%. There have been a few times that I’ve had ideas for blog posts, but it felt like pulling teeth to write. In the end, those posts got trashed because I didn’t like how they turned out.

See Also: Letting Go of Old

What’s your favorite type of blog post to read?

I like to learn. So lately, I’ve been reading blogs about subjects I don’t know much about. Mainly I’ve been reading beauty blogs and travel blogs. I know how to do my eyebrows and that’s just about it. And other than traveling up North I’ve not done much traveling.

If you could be any superhero/heroine, who would you be and why?

Oh, this is so easy, Storm. And I mean the actual comic book Storm, not the movie Halle Berry (not that there’s anything wrong with her). My parents were both into sci-fi and I had cousins that loved comic books. I remember the X-Men being really popular when I was a child and I just gravitated towards Storm.

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Growing up, there wasn’t a whole lot of representation for girls of color. But it seemed like out of the blue for me came this heroine who could control the weather and fly. As a child I was fascinated, now as an adult, I just appreciate the character even more. She was always seen as a person of authority who had great leadership skills.

T-Rex or dragon? Why?

I have such a love for dinosaurs, but if you think about it, T-Rex’s have tiny arms. I mean, they do have other great qualities, but dragons can fly. I’m not sure what we’re talking about here, but I’m going to guess it’s which to have for a pet. I would like to have a pet that could fly so I’m going with dragon lol.

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Do you believe in ghosts? Why/why not?

No, I do not. But I do believe in demonic forces. I was raised in a Christian household and I read the Bible. The scriptures say Satan and a third of the angels were cast down to the earth. I really doubt they’re down here playing cards.

What book are you currently reading?

I feel bad, but I’m currently not reading one.

What was the first single you ever bought (or downloaded!)

B5- All I Do. It’s a remake of Troop’s All I Do Is Think of You which is a remake of The Jackson 5’s All I Do Is Think of You. This song came out in 2005 and at that time I was in middle school and couldn’t help but fall for the boyband-ness of a 90’s style remake of a remake lol.

What was your favorite subject at school?

I didn’t just have one, English, History, & Math were my favorites.

What did you want to be when you grew up?

I went through phases. Writing has stuck with me since I was young. I’ve always been fascinated with dinosaurs and fossils so I thought about becoming a paleontologist. The sight of blood has never bothered me, so my mom is surprised I didn’t go into something medical.

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Saturday night: Strictly or X-Factor? Why?

Neither. I don’t watch competition shows, I’m not good at tuning in every week. If I have evening free I’m usually watching something on Netflix.

I Nominate These 11 Bloggers:

Below are the following 11 bloggers that I nominate. I have not only listed their names, but their Twitter handles. The links will take you to their blogs.

11 Questions For You

  • What motivates you to keep blogging?

  • Do you have a blog schedule?

  • What platforms do you use to share your blog posts?

  • If you got the chance to collab with a brand, who would it be and why?

  • What’s the first thing you do when you wake up?

  • Write an inspirational quote you think of when you’re having a bad day.

  • What do you do when you’re not blogging? (job, school, etc.)

  • If you could interview a famous person, who would it be and why?

  • What’s your favorite junk food to snack on?

  • When did your friends and family find out that you had a blog?

  • If there was a day in your life you could go back and re-do would you take the opportunity, and why?

Please tag me in your answers, I would love to read them!

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Originally Posted October 18th, 2017
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  • Reply lisamclachlan

    I love you answers! I am totally with you as regards Storm, and having a dragon as a pet (dinosaurs and dragons are my 7 y/o daughter’s two obsesssions, hence the question!). I hope you enjoyed the tag, well done for completing it in record time! X

    Lisa |

    October 18, 2017 at 6:15 pm
    • Reply Erika

      Thanks! I had so much fun doing this. Thank you so much for nominating me.

      October 18, 2017 at 6:34 pm
  • Reply mclusblog

    Thank you so much for the nomination ❤️

    October 18, 2017 at 6:28 pm
    • Reply Erika

      Your welcome! I can’t wait to read your answers. Let me know when you post it.

      October 18, 2017 at 6:35 pm
      • Reply mclusblog

        yes sure 😁

        October 18, 2017 at 6:38 pm
  • Reply Olyvia

    This was really fun to read! Your responses were so thorough and it turns out we have a lot in common. Storm is my favorite too 🙂 Congrats on your award.

    October 18, 2017 at 7:25 pm
    • Reply Erika

      I love finding fellow Storm lovers! Thank you so much for reading

      October 18, 2017 at 7:26 pm
  • Reply Caroline Colvin

    I just saw this! I will definitely participate down the road. I actually just answered The Newbie Tag you posted the other day, so that’s up on my blog now. ✨

    October 19, 2017 at 12:36 am
    • Reply Erika

      I’ll go check that out right now

      October 19, 2017 at 1:59 am
  • Reply Mary

    Thank you for nominating me! I’m truly honored girl! I loved your questions and I can’t wait to answer back xx

    October 19, 2017 at 4:02 am
    • Reply Erika

      Your so very welcome! I can’t wait to read your answers. Let me know when you post.

      October 19, 2017 at 4:05 am
      • Reply Mary

        sure! xx -M

        October 20, 2017 at 9:09 am
  • Reply hrhthelastredhead

    Congratulations! I hope you win girl! I never even knew the liebster award was a thing… I have so many bloggers who I would noninate! Xx

    October 19, 2017 at 4:12 pm
    • Reply Erika

      Thanks! I really appreciate it 😊

      October 19, 2017 at 4:19 pm
  • Reply Sara

    This was so fun to read! I loved your responses and such a great way to promote other bloggers

    October 19, 2017 at 5:04 pm
    • Reply Erika

      Thank you for reading. I had a lot of fun answering these questions. 😊

      October 19, 2017 at 5:10 pm
  • Reply Jade J

    Thank you for nominating me. I will work on this and have it posted soon. I love storm too – comic book one not Halle Berry 😂

    October 19, 2017 at 5:40 pm
    • Reply Erika

      😂 I don’t mind Halle Berry but I don’t think she did Storm justice

      October 19, 2017 at 5:44 pm
  • Reply PopularIsWrong

    Yay! I’m not the only one who doesn’t care for those types of shows. I like you more and more as I read haha

    October 19, 2017 at 10:01 pm
    • Reply Erika

      Yay I’m glad 😊

      October 19, 2017 at 10:07 pm
  • Reply lindaslittlelibrary

    Great answers. I’ve never heard the answer to the superhero question being Storm before. I liked that you didn’t go for one of the most known superheros. And even better that you had a great reason behind it 🙂

    October 20, 2017 at 3:21 pm
  • Reply Ash Williams

    Love your answers ☺️

    October 21, 2017 at 8:23 am
    • Reply Erika

      Thank you 😊

      October 21, 2017 at 2:55 pm
  • Reply Savana

    I love your liebster award post. I love it because I csn know you a little better. Lovely blog.

    October 21, 2017 at 8:10 pm

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  • Reply simplyshaiz

    I love your answers. Congrats on the nomination. You’re right about what you said about having your favourite superhero.

    October 23, 2017 at 3:45 pm
    • Reply Erika

      Thank you so much. Storm has always been a favorite of mine.

      October 23, 2017 at 3:56 pm
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